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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Knitting Olympics Closing Ceremonies - A Parade Of Socks

Today the Olympics are over which means the Knitting Olympics are also finished. I knit 4 pairs of socks over the last 16 days and here they are all nice and blocked.Merino Lace Socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2003. Knit in KnitPicks Color Your Own Fingering Weight.

River Rapids Socks from Sockbug. Also knit in KnitPicks Color Your Own, Fingering Weight.

Generic Sock Pattern. Knit in Spurs and Petticoats colorway of Painted Toes Sock Yarn by The Knotty Sheep.

Olympic Flame Socks AKA Hot Rod Socks. My own design, knit in Dale Baby Ull. I'm aiming for Tuesday to post this pattern!

This was so much fun, I hate to wait for 2 more years for another Olympics! And just in case you're wondering, no, I'm not burned out on socks. I cast on for a pair for Caleb yesterday afternoon!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! That's amazing! I love the flaming ones, they are too cool!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Louann said...

Your Work Is Beautiful and Your an amazing knitter !!! I have been trying to finish one pair and you knit 4..... Plus your Flame socks are Awesome !!! Great Work !!!

12:07 PM  
Blogger June said...

Super! I especially love the "feet of flames" pair!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing. I love your work. Incredible. BTW, I use to live in Lovettsville, VA and shop in Leesburg all the time. Lived in that area for almost 15 years. Now, i live in Martinsburg, just wanted to say it's nice to know someone from the spinners group close by!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your socks and the dye jobs, too. I am waiting for your sock pattern. It's cute.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all your sox, but those FLAME sox....ROCK!!!! Looking forward to the pattern!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

You totally kicked the KO's butt. Congratulations. I'm excited to get my hands on your flames pattern. It's awesome.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Edna said...

Wonderful job!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

All of your socks are wonderful! I am utterly amazed that you did four pair in 16 days! And kept the house up! Bravo, I say.

In any case, I am going to anxiously await the posting of the flame socks as I have a friend who is our group's official fire tender... He really deserves a pair of socks like this.

I'm in Heathsville, Virginia.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Wow, hope some sleep was in there somewhere. The socks are gorgeous. Beautiful work. You are a talented knitter. Congratulations!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

What great socks! I love the flame ones especially. Congratulations on your Gold Medal. See you on the podium!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Dandy said...

congrats on finishing all your socks... the flame sock are by far my fav!! can't wait for the pattern!!

6:56 PM  
Blogger soapy said...

Good for you!! I love the blaze of glory ones! How neat! I finished 3 pairs and almost done with my 4th! !!!
Congrats! Did you know that you could knit so fast?!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Common Threads said...

Amazing! And I thought I was hot stuff getting my ONE pair finished within the same time frame was impressive. You put me to shame.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 pair? Whoa!! And I too am in love with the flame sox and cant wait to see the pattern (so I can try and convince myself I can maybe do them LOL)

You TOTALLY deserve the GOLD!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Mel! It's taken my breath away. I SALUTE the parade.

Will you still read my blog even though I *gulp* didn't even finish ONE pair? That's what I get for trying to do too many things at once I guess.

You inspire me! Sock on sister!


1:07 AM  
Blogger luvs2knit said...

I love your flamed socks!!! Those definitely deserve a gold!!

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melanie - Your socks are wonderful. I am going to wait until you get the pattern posted and then order it along with your beautiful Leda's twist pattern. I just had to write in because I used the link posted on the Townsend sock group to get to your blog. I read it as pinkle-mon-twist and figured you chose some strange rasta phrase from a bob marley song or something. I felt like such a dope when I saw Pink Lemon Twist.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm stunned. You knit four pairs of socks in 16 days? LOL I didn't even knit one whole sock in that amount of time. LOL. Oh my. And your socks are all gorgeous, too. Your Olympic Flame socks are fabulous.

10:51 AM  
Blogger beadlizard said...

Beautiful, and such an accomplishment! HOORAY!!! --Sylvia

2:00 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

What a parade! You are impressive Melanie! and the flame socks are fantastic!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Wired for Fibre said...

Love those flame socks!
What an accomplishment, I'm lucky if I finish a pair of socks a season!

5:48 PM  
Blogger maritza said...

Wow! Nice socks! I love them! Really digging the Hot Rod Socks - great pattern you came up with there.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I followed a link from Kary and have to say that your Olympic flame socks totally rock! Good job competing.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great socks! I can't stop gawping at the flaming ones.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your hot rod socks, I am waitinig breatlessly for the pattern. peggy

5:44 PM  
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